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The Montshire Museum of Science is an interactive science center in Norwich, Vermont, with more than 150 hands-on exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences, ecology, and technology. Outdoors, visitors can explore nature trails and exhibits on wind, water, and sound in David Goudy Science Park. Visiting exhibitions, educational programs, and special events are offered throughout the year.


This Saturday, Celebrate a Day for Science with Free Admission and a Full Day of Activities

This Saturday, September 22, the Montshire Museum of Science will host a Day for Science, a community event that celebrates the importance of science. Enjoy a day packed with hands-on science activities for all ages. Admission is free and open to all members of the community!

At the Montshire, you can:

  • Play a tune on a see-through piano, find out how an accordion works, rock out with friends, and make your own instruments at the recently-opened Making Music exhibition.
  • Feed our leafcutter ants, weigh a moose antler, and check out a variety of reptiles and birds’ eggs at Discovering the Natural World.
  • Create a bubble bigger than your head at Bubbles: Science in Soap or build a tower taller than you at Big Blue Blocks.
  • Take in the beautiful Fall weather on one of our many nature trails. From the River Loop Trail to the Planet Walk, there’s a path for every skill level.

At the Montshire’s Day for Science, there’s sure to be an activity for the scientist inside everyone. Come visit for the first time, or come back and see what has changed.

Schedule of Activities

Family Science

  • Cabbage Juice Chemistry, 1:30pm at Science Discovery Lab
  • Leafcutter Ants, 11am and 4pm at Discovering the Natural World exhibition

Lab Coat Investigation for Ages 9+

  • Strawberry DNA Extraction, 2:30pm at Science Discovery Lab

Lab Activities for Young Children

  • Mixing Colors, 10:30am and 3:30pm at Science Discovery Lab
  • Mirrors and Reflection, 12:30pm at Science Discovery Lab

Tinkering Activities for All

  • Electric Rubber Band Instruments, 2–3:30pm in the Making Music exhibition

Local Astronomy

  • What’s Up in Tonight’s Sky, 1pm and 3pm in Meeting Room